Footages made with a simple pocket video camera. Ideas are more important than practical skills.
Less is more.
Dedicated to the American author of "Julian", Gore Vidal who lived and meditate about history and his country in the bay of Naples.
"From the memoir of Julian Augustus
The Nazarene existed as flesh while the gods we worship were never men; rather they are qualities and powers become poetry for our instruction. With the worship of the dead Jew, the poetry ceased. The Christians wish to replace our beautiful legends with the police record of a reforming Jewish rabbi.... They now appropriate our feast days. They transform local deities into saints. Thy borrow from our mystery rites, particularly those of Mithras. The priests of Mithras are called 'fathers.'.... [The Christians] even imitate the tonsure...."
From Gore Vidal's historical novel, Julian, 1964.
Shooting & editing: Tanguy de Thuret
Shot with a Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera, summer 2011.
Location: The Capitoline Museums, Rome, Italy
Mount Vesuvius, Campania, Italy
Pompeii, Campania, Italy
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